Ceramics

Ceramics I will introduce students to hand building techniques in clay including pinch, coil and slab construction. Students will create functional pottery as well as non-functional clay assignments utilizing additive and subtractive techniques. This course will also cover clay-finishing techniques including glazes, underglazes, sgraffito, painting and polishing. Kiln loading and firing will also be taught. Students will be required to maintain a sketchbook and complete writing assignments for the course. Students attaining a B or better in this class plus one other 3D art course are eligible to take 3D Honors Art. The lab fee is $10.00 (subject to change). (.5 credit)

A calendar of assignments posted to the google classroom pages for both classes are below.

ceramics I syllabus.pdf

In Ceramics II students will be introduced to wheel throwing and slip casting techniques as well as an introduction to historical periods; techniques and design in ceramics from different cultures. Students will be encouraged to develop a portfolio, possibly choosing a technique to focus on to create more challenging assignments in clay in order to gain a higher level of expertise. Advanced hand building may be explored as well as working with advanced finishing techniques or mixed media. Students will be required to maintain a sketchbook and complete writing assignments for the course. Students attaining a B or better in this class are eligible to take 3D Honors Art. The lab fee is $10.00 (subject to change). (.5 credit)

A calendar of assignments posted to the google classroom pages for this class is below.

ceramics II syllabus.pdf